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Return of the Kung Fu Dragon (1976)
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Return of the Kung Fu Dragon (1976)
Original name: 車馬砲
Genre: Action
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The complicated story involves the military conquest of a peaceful island-nation by an evil despot and his sorcerer ally. His victory leaves the island's three heroic protectors dead, but, their young children are hidden away to grow to adulthood with different identities, unaware of their heritage, in hope that, in time, they might challenge and defeat the evil ruler. The charming Polly Kuan stars as one of these children who has been adopted by the conquerer himself, initially as an insult to the defeated hero, later as his protégé.
Style: humorous, exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: martial arts, heroes, battles, legends and myths, danger, escapades, rivalry, wizards and magicians, fight, teenage girl, tattoo, loyalty, cult, conqueror, coming of age, royalty, infiltration, magical mirror, revenge, fable
Time: 70s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about heroes, rivalry, martial arts, danger, escapades, master warrior and crimes mostly in Action, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Return of the Kung Fu Dragon: Heroes of the Wild (1977), Kung Fu Arts (1978), Fury of the Shaolin Master (1978), Underground (2007), Fearless Hyena 2 (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Heroes of the Wild (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A regional champion martial artist that moonlights as an honour-bound assassin, Tu Ta Shen, solidifies his reputation by challenging top fighters en route to the other champion, Nan Pa Tien, in order to unify both titles. Along the way he defeats a ...
Style: humorous, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious
Plot: martial arts, heroes, kung fu master, revenge, kung fu, crimes, ambition, rivalry, escapades, vengeance, wooing, sword fight ...
Time: 70s
Place: china
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95%
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Kung Fu Arts (1978)
Genre: Action
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The emperor's right hand man frames the princess's fiancé, King Chi, who goes into hiding for ten years, vowing revenge. Meanwhile, the princess is married to King Chi's monkey.
Style: exciting, serious
Plot: martial arts, island, assassination attempt, heroes, intrigue, danger, dishonesty, daring rescue, rivalry, legends and myths, vengeance, ship ...
Time: 70s
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87%
Fury of the Shaolin Master (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A government law officer is dispatched to bring his brother's killers to justice. On his bloody mission, untold assassins are thrown at him, but to no avail. One by one they are done away with in a most militant style.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, shaolin monk, one man army, lone wolves, rivalry, danger, heroes, escapades, graphic violence, vengeance, buddha ...
Place: asia
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Underground (2007)
Genre: Action
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the UK suburbs, an underground tournament is set to challenge twelve fighters from different backgrounds to compete for the price of £500,000. They have been handpicked for a no-holds barred competition that will push each fighter to their ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ambition, heroic mission, rivalry, crimes, danger, heroes, master warrior, escapades, fighting crime, underdog, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Fearless Hyena 2 (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A pair of evil kung-fu artists, Heaven and Earth, are slaughtering the entire Yin-Yang brotherhood.
Style: stylized, serious, exciting
Plot: master warrior, heroes, martial arts, tough law enforcer, escapades, hotshot hero, heroic mission, vengeance, against the odds, reunion, crimes, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
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100%
The Swordsman (1990)
Genre: Action, History
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a scroll containing valuable martial arts secrets is stolen from the Emperor, an army detachment is sent to recover it. It is based on the novel The Smiling, Proud Wanderer by Jinyong.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: martial arts, escapades, heroes, obsessive quest, deadly, school, royal family, rivalry, state affairs, danger, adventure, samurai ...
Place: asia, china
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56%
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Angry Tiger (1973)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong, Thailand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Chang Chen-Wai, a martial arts expert who runs a jade-importing business, follows his missing brother to Thailand and learns he has been murdered. Chang vows revenge.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
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Time: 70s
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55%
Clan of the White Lotus (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Shaolin practitioners and brothers Wu and Hung kill the merciless Pai Mei. However, Pai Mei's even more merciless brother White Lotus takes revenge; killing most of the Shaolin disciples, including Wu and Hung's girlfriend, leaving only ...
Style: offbeat, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, graphic violence, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, danger, rivalry, escapades, revenge, shaolin, qing dynasty ...
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Azumi 2: Death or Love (2005)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Young assassins Azumi and Nagara continue their mission to prevent a civil war. In their hunt for Masayuki Sanada, who is protected by both an army and a dangerous clan, they meet Ginkaku, a person who shows a remarking resemblance with former ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Sanctuary (2009)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1897, the “Poisoned Knife” clan broke into the royal palace of Thailand to steal the Royal Antiques which the King intended to give to America as a reward for its help in negotiations that avoided Thai territorial cuts. The clan succeeded in ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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High-Kick Girl! (2009)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Martial arts purists -- not to mention fans of miniskirt-clad, high-kicking karate girls -- will welcome the tightly choreographed fight scenes and slow-motion scuffles in this film about a teenage karate phenom eager to take down her older peers. ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Shootfighter II (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In this martial-arts actioner, Miami mobsters find themselves in mortal danger after an angry police chief hires the world's most vicious fighters and uses them to launch a city-wide vendetta
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, deadly, master warrior, crimes, working undercover, vengeance, danger, ambition, heroes, contests and competitions, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, florida
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49%
Deadly Life of a Ninja (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A businessman and his sister-in-law are targeted for assassination by a band of evil ninjas and their vicious leader (Yasuaki Kurata). The ninjas are committing bizarre murders all over the city, and the police can't seem to pick up their trail ...
Style: humorous, stylized, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Protector 2 (2013)
Genre: Action
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Duration: 104 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
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Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: captivating, exciting, serious, tense, realistic ...
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Duration: 85 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting
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Genre: Action
Country: Spain, France, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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American Tigers (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bruce Lee in New Guinea (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The tribe of a remote island worships the legendary Snake Pearl. Two masters of kung fu visit the isle and discover they must defend the daughter of the murdered chief against a evil wizard.
Style: serious, stylized
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The Guy with Secret Kung Fu (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Magnificent Guardsmen (1978)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chan is asked by a young, wealthy lady to take her sick brother to a particular doctor in order to be cured. To reach this doctor, Chan and a handful of travelling companions must pass through bandit-infested wild country. They meet and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Sakura Killers (1987)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Taiwan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chuck Connors stars in this routine martial arts feature as the Colonel. He sends agents Sonny (Mike Kelly) and Dennis (George Nichols) to Taiwan in search of microfilm containing experiments on genetic engineering. The agents soon find themselves ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Sticks of Death (1986)
Genre: Action
Country: Philippines
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
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The Executioner (1974)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
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Kung Fu Killer (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 176 min.
Story: China is in unrest, as the Republic falls prey to Warlords like Kahn Xin, who holds an entire province hostage to the opium trade—and destroys all who oppose him. Only the revered Wudang monks dare stand in Kahn’s way in order to protect the ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
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Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Bloodfist 2050 (2005)
Genre: Action
Country: Philippines
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Alex Danko descends into the ultra-violent underworld of extreme martial-arts to find his brother's killer with the help of hardened Detective Ramirez and his brother's alluring ex-lover in this post-apocalyptic allegory of greed and ...
Style: suspense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Eight thieves steal a treasure map and split it into eight pieces, vowing to regroup three years later. But they'll have to deal with a deadly-kicking cop.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heroes, martial arts, betrayal, kung fu, rivalry, escapades, partners, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
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7 Grandmasters (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An aged Kung Fu practitioner travels across China, challenging the best Grandmaster from each province to prove his mastery of martial arts. Meanwhile is a plot developing behind his back.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Ong-bak 3 (2010)
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Duration: 99 min.
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